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Resetting xdefaults reference without rebooting

23 February 2014

Quick tip shamelessly stolen from: genomics.org/~jtang/blog/posts/Reloading_Xdefaults_without_restarting_X/

 

To reread your .Xresources file, and throw away your old resources, you can type:

xrdb ~/.Xdefaults

To reread your .Xresources file, and keep your old resources, type:

xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults